By the way, did you know that it is your perspective that often leads you to be afraid?
In the middle of summer, a woman was sitting in her car in a parking lot in Arkansas when she heard a loud bang and felt a sharp pain in the back of her head. She was sitting holding her hands behind her head when someone walked by and asked, “Are you OK?”
With fear in her voice, she screamed, “Call 911, I’ve been shot and I’m holding my brains in.”
Well, as it turned out, it wasn’t her brains at all. It was dough. Biscuit dough. Yeah, a Pillsbury biscuit can had gotten so hot in the back seat that it had exploded, making a loud noise and shooting biscuit dough into the back of that poor lady’s head.
Now this poor lady’s anxiety grew out of a wrong perspective. She was afraid because her view of the event was skewed. That’s the way it is with us. How many times are our fears the result of our perspective.